It will be city mourning today in Sestri Levante for the funeral of Camilla Canepa, the 18-year-old student who died nine days after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine during an open day. Meanwhile, the investigation continues: yesterday the prosecutors of Genoa Francesca Rombolà and Stefano Puppo went to Sestri Levante to hear the young woman's parents and to reconstruct with them the clinical history of the very young girl. The autopsy performed by doctors Luca Tajana and Franco Piovella has not yet clarified what caused the girl's death, and has only confirmed the death from cerebral haemorrhage. The consultants will therefore proceed with the histological examinations to clarify the causes. The prosecutors also asked them to understand whether or not he suffered from an autoimmune disease.
According to initial information, Camilla would not have marked in the pre-vaccination medical history sheet that she suffers from autoimmune thrombocytopenia. Illness that was instead reported in the card of the first admission which took place on June 3 at the Lavagna hospital. The young woman may have told doctors that someone in the family had suffered from the problem in the past. And that is why the investigators, coordinated by the adjunct Francesco Pinto, will hear all the doctors who have had to deal with the student. From those of the vaccination hub to the health workers of the San Martino hospital where the girl died despite two surgeries.
In addition to them, the attending physician and the gynecologist will also be heard who, a couple of days after the vaccine, prescribed Progynova and Dufaston to treat an ovarian cyst problem. The attention of the Nas, to whom the prosecutors have entrusted the investigations, also focus on the first hospitalization and on what happened on the third. Camilla had arrived with a severe headache and photosensitivity. He also had thrombocytopenia. But she was only made a CT scan without contrast, from the first information, and was discharged the next day. On the 5th night, the situation worsens and the student returns to the emergency room in Lavagna where, however, they immediately send her to San Martino. The family has always said that the girl was fine and yesterday filed the blood tests of 2014. "We have full confidence in the prosecutor and in the appointed consultants.Our consultant will work alongside them only to provide a contribution to the ascertainment of the facts ", explained the lawyer Angelo Paone.
Camilla's funeral will be celebrated this afternoon at 4 pm in the church of S. Antonio in Sestri Levante (Genoa). The family, which in recent days has maintained the utmost confidentiality, asking for respect for their pain, has made it known that they hope that the funeral ceremony will be a private moment without the participation of TV and newspaper reporters.